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4:04pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Expectations, regulations and the realities of parole

 

As a prisoner, I am often reminded that the CDCR requires me to follow its rules. That’s understandable, rules and regulations ensure that operations run safely and smoothly. When an inmate can’t or won’t follow the rules, negative consequences are triggered to urge him or her to do so in the future. But what happens when the CDCR doesn’t follow its own rules? Where are the negative consequences to them? Apparently there are none. But there are negative consequences to inmates, and to the community, when the Department of Corrections can’t follow its own rules. Let me explain.

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10:20am

Wed January 2, 2013
Crosscurrents

The search for redemption: an ex-con's perspective

Don Cronk
courtesy of lifeaftermurder.com

Between 2000 and 2009, 57,000 men and women convicted of murder were released from state and federal prison.

By the time convicted murderers are released, they’ve usually served decades behind bars; they’re a generation older than when they went to prison. When they come out, they often fade from view – no sensational headlines, no fanfare.  They make their way on the outside in a world that’s can be very different from the one they left.

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12:15pm

Wed December 26, 2012
Life After Murder

How can someone who murders re-enter society?

A conversation with Nancy Mullane, author of Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption.  We’ll also speak with Jesse Reed, one of the men she profiles in her book.  The California state parole board only approved parole for 10 percent of murder cases last year.  Governor Jerry Brown then approved 80% of those.  So what does it take to be released?  And how should those who have killed re-integrate in society?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

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1:00pm

Fri October 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Lack of federal supervision leaves holes in prisoner healthcare

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

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1:00pm

Wed October 3, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Tainted soap recalled from California prisons without explanation

Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

September 10, 2012

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